HiHelen: How compliments lead to economic growth

16:11 PM (7 Hours ago) In Focus
Who knew that just a little bit of positivity could grow businesses, create jobs and attract foreign investors to local companies. Helen Szemerei did. And this is exactly the principle that HiHelen was founded on.

FAIRLADY is searching for Women of the Future

14:53 PM (8 Hours ago) Awards
FAIRLADY is looking for South African female entrepreneurs who have created successful businesses for themselves that also create opportunities for others, in the first annual FAIRLADY Women of the Future search.

James Bensen’s designer prescription glasses are a first for Africa

14:32 PM (8 Hours ago) Marketing News
James Bensen launches designer prescription glasses online, with a first of its kind offering for Africa. South African consumers now can buy their glasses online and have access to the latest global trends in eyewear at extraordinary prices due to the company’s vertically integrated business model.

Carte Blanche reveals secret giant cave near Johannesburg

14:22 PM (9 Hours ago) Media News

About an hour west of Johannesburg, deep below the ground, is a cave that has yet to reveal the secrets of its limits to the carefully chosen group of explorers and scientists who have descended into its endless darkness. On Sunday, 10 May, in a world exclusive, the Carte Blanche cameras descend into it.

Openfield announces acquisition of Big Sports Management

14:16 PM (9 Hours ago) Marketing News
In its commitment to bringing together the best companies and people engaged in building emotional bonds between brands and target markets, Openfield is pleased to announce the recent addition of Big Sports Management (BSM) to its group.

Disadvantaged learners explore the wonders of art

14:02 PM (9 Hours ago) Publicity News
Art in the Forest based at the beautiful Cecilia Forest in Cape Town, mentors artists in ceramics and provide children from underprivileged communities access to art and creativity.

How to create a cracking media CV

13:49 PM (9 Hours ago) Editorial Desk

Put simply, a CV is a sales pitch and if you aren’t selling yourself correctly then chances are you won’t land the job you want. When it comes to media CVs, it’s about showing not telling. Showing potential employers what you have done and what you can do, all in a clear and concise format.

South Africa is becoming a leader in renewable energy

13:29 PM (10 Hours ago) Publicity News
South Africa is on its way to becoming a renewable energy leader with billions being invested in creating clean and efficient energy. A recent study revealed that renewable energy including wind and solar benefited South Africa by as much as R5.3-billion in 2014.

Growing an automotive brand

13:17 PM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
The Hyundai brand in South Africa has come a long way. In 1999 the company distributing Hyundai vehicles, Wheels of Africa, was liquidated and it left thousands of unhappy Hyundai customers with nowhere to service their cars. A Sunday Times headline around this time stated: “No one in their right mind would ever buy a Hyundai again.”

The 2015 Twitter Blanket Drive is up and running

11:40 AM (11 Hours ago) Publicity News
Since 2010, the Twitter community in South Africa has been moved by compassion and has engaged the social media platform to collect blankets for some of the country’s most vulnerable people. Over the past six years, thousands of blankets have been collected in the weeks leading up winter to provide some relief and, of course, warmth to those in need.

Nitida introduces its 2015 Sauvignon Blanc in time for Mother’s Day

11:32 AM (12 Hours ago) Marketing News
Immediate awesome taut elegance, tempts you into a personality full of spritely lemongrass and fresh apples. On better acquaintance, you will meet its mellow green fig and white peach around a heart of pure minerality.

Finalists announced for the 2015 APO Energy Media Award

11:07 AM (12 Hours ago) Awards
Six African journalists have been selected as finalists in the 2015 APO Energy Media Award. The first-place winner will travel to Dubai to attend the Africa Energy Forum held in Dubai from Monday, 8 to Thursday, 11 June and gets one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide.

Living Brands: How to avoid marketing’s ‘thud factor’

10:53 AM (12 Hours ago) Opinion
Sadly, for many organisations, marketing is the job of the marketing department.  It operates in its own silo, with very little influence on business strategy or operations.  It rarely has any representation on the board, and without an executive voice, it just becomes a ‘nice to have’. So says Elsa Gouws, strategist at Yellowwood Future Architects.

CNN International to overhaul two of its major Africa-focused shows

10:33 AM (12 Hours ago) Media News
CNN International is overhauling two of its major Africa-focused shows as the network reaffirms its commitment to covering the continent’s trends, culture and personalities. From Friday, 8 May, Zain Asher will front the network’s premier weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets – CNN Marketplace Africa.

Narendra Raval features on the cover of Forbes Africa

10:12 AM (13 Hours ago) Media News
The May issue of Forbes Africa is now on shelves and features among others, Narendra Raval, the priest who made $400-million in the tough world of cement and steel.

Appletiser celebrates 50 years in the business

9:58 AM (13 Hours ago) Marketing News
On Thursday, 23 April, Appletiser employees celebrated the company turning 50 at the Lothian Winery in Elgin. This function was the onset of the golden anniversary celebrations for the brand.

XP Digital™ helps Momentum Health to reach its target market without media wastage

9:48 AM (13 Hours ago) Advertising News
When advertising, marketers need to fish where the fish are or if health related, target consumers in pharmacies. This is precisely the approach that Momentum Health took in its five month brand and product awareness campaign.

Zakes Bantwini and GIBS to host forum on The Business of Music

9:35 AM (13 Hours ago) Events
Choosing a career in South Africa’s music industry requires passion and tenacity in equal measure. While exceptional musical talent is critical to establishing and growing a fan base for an artist’s craft, it’s not nearly enough.

Every Beautiful Thing to enjoy a run at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre this May

9:03 AM (14 Hours ago) Entertainment
From the team behind the acclaimed A Girl Called Owl comes a story about two sisters. Every Beautiful Thing is a play about silence and noise. About waiting. About old habits, blood bonds, miracles and spare parts. It is a play about the strange, powerful moments that carve into memory like water through sand.

2015 African Blogger Award winners have been unveiled

8:08 AM (15 Hours ago) Awards
The winners of the second annual African Blogger Awards have been announced, with the competition receiving over 1000 entries from across the continent – nearly doubling the number of entries received in 2014.

SAB selects Boomtown as below the line partner for Flying Fish

16:13 PM (Yesterday) New Accounts
South African Breweries has appointed Boomtown as a below the line partner for Flying Fish, its premium flavoured beer brand.

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris creative director selected as judge for three awards panels

16:05 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Justin Wright, group creative director at advertising agency TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg, has been appointed to the judging panels of three of the most prestigious awards programmes in the global advertising and design industry.

Sammy Sosa announced as host for Vuzu AMP's The Hustle talent show

15:13 PM (Yesterday) Media News
M-Net’s premier youth channel, Vuzu AMP is proud to announce DJ Sam ‘Sammy Sosa’ Lehoko as the host for The Hustle talent show

Nick Feinberg steps into creative role at Heart FM

15:01 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Nick Feinberg’s outspoken nature may have landed him in some hot water a couple of times over the last 17 years, but his personality and wit has won over the hearts of listeners making him one of the most loved sport presenters in Cape Town.

SimplyBiz Shift Questions Workshop to help entrepreneurs increase their value

14:54 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Many people have this notion that if they follow the exact steps that a 'successful' entrepreneur took to get to where they are today, they too will become successful. As a result of this mind-set, accomplished entrepreneurs are often asked what steps they took on their journey.

Women's Health is bringing sexy back

14:37 PM (Yesterday) Media News
It’s that time of the year where Women’s Health reveal their hottest sex statistics and (some interesting) facts about South African men and women’s sex habits. The survey asked 1500 Men’s Health readers about their sex lives and then compared their answers with Women's Health readers from across the country.

The key elements of creating a memorable event

14:05 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
A memorable event. It’s what anyone working in the eventing side of PR is after. And that makes sense. After all, you want anyone who attends your event to leave with a smile and to talk about it afterwards.

Tuks FM are still king of the campus airwaves

12:46 PM (Yesterday) In Focus

For the fourth year in a row Tuks FM has been crowned Campus Station of the Year at the MTN Radio Awards. At this year’s awards they also walked away with four other trophies, which they say is a direct product of the student training that takes place at the station.

New Al Jazeera World documentary looks at fashion and Islam

10:15 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Cover Story, an upcoming Al Jazeera World documentary, goes behind-the-scenes at Ala, a glossy women’s monthly magazine aimed at Muslim women who think that fashion and Islam are compatible.

 

New Beethoven inspired documentary on Al Jazeera’s Witness

9:54 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Following Beethoven's Ninth, an upcoming Al Jazeera documentary, shows that nearly two centuries after it was written, this iconic symphony continues to inspire struggles for freedom across the world through its message that ‘Alle Menschen werden Bruder' or 'All men will be brothers’.

The importance of the Face Economy

9:43 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
The 2008 financial crisis is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It threatened the total collapse of large financial institutions, national banks and eventually plunged many countries into irreversible debt. So says Ricardo Rocha, executive creative director of Etiket Brand Design.

Records broken at the 2015 PRISM Awards

9:07 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News

With a record number of entries and a host of impressive judges and sponsors, the 2015 PRISM Awards ceremony, held on Sunday,19 April, saw the biggest attendance in the event’s 18-year history. 

Media accreditation is now open for the National Arts Festival

8:46 AM (Yesterday) Events

Media who wish to be part of the the 2015 National Arts Festival are encouraged to apply for accreditation. Bookings for the Festival, which runs from Thursday, 2 July to Sunday, 12 July, opened on Monday, 4 May.

Sony Pictures’ Pixels to reach South African shores in mid-July

8:34 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus.

Fourth edition of the Cape Town Art Fair to take place in early 2016

8:30 AM (Yesterday) Events

Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa (FMEA) has announced that the fourth edition of the Cape Town Art Fair will take place between Friday, 19 and Sunday, 21 February 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

 

How an ad agency won a SAFTA

7:48 AM (Yesterday) Awards
In a twist to the argument that traditional media platforms are becoming less relevant due to digital, integrated advertising agency Seven Different Kinds of Smoke has, in an unprecedented move, along with their client Clover and production company Quizzical Pictures won a Golden Horn at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

The Neon Run is set to visit Durban this May

7:36 AM (Yesterday) Events
Durban, get ready for the Neon Run Night-Time Spectacular. The 2015 tour includes more UV, neon paint, graffiti walls and lasers than ever before with participants at each event in line to win amazing prizes including the use of a Mitsubishi car for a year.

Jam Media welcomes Adelaide Piet to the team

7:06 AM (Yesterday) New Appointments
360-degree communications agency, Jam Media, is proud to announce the appointment of social media executive, Adelaide Piet. Piet joined the team in Februaryand has since become a valuable asset to the agency.

Joekels Tea Packers insure tea-blender's tongue for R5-million

15:54 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Joekels Tea Packers has insured the tongue of its master tea-blender and director Jonathan Kelsey for R5-million.

Casual Day raises much-needed funds for Down Syndrome South Africa

15:30 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
The incidence of Down syndrome is estimated to be two in every 1000 live births in South Africa. It is a chromosome disorder that is caused by an abnormality in the genetic material, which results in delays in physical and intellectual development of the child.

The Secrets of Branding reveals secret marketing tactics of some of the world's biggest brands

15:24 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Discover the secrets behind the brands recognised the world over, as this insightful series looks at how brands are created and explores why some succeed where others fail in The Secrets of Branding. It airs on Friday, 15 May at 21:00 on BBC Knowledge, channel 184 on DStv.

Kasi Star Brands survy reveals relationship between price and ROI in disadvantaged areas

15:05 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Ask Afrika shares insights from its recent Kasi Star Brands survey about how return on investment (ROI) is calculated in townships and what relationship this has to price.

Ask Afrika unveils the connection between economic status and tradition in townships

14:46 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Ask Afrika’s Kasi Star Brands survey reveals the connection between economic hierarchy and alignment to traditional customs and contemporary life values amongst township consumers.

Award-winning marketing manager now MSG Group Sales MD

14:23 PM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
At the helm of the recently launched MSG Group Sales is a dynamic and seasoned sales professional with over 14-years media experience. Meet MSG Group Sales’ dynamic managing director, Msizi Mazibuko.

Dodgy deals and shady schemes on Only Fools and Horses

14:19 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Crafty Cockney confidence trickster Del Trotter does everything he can to make a fortune by endlessly pursuing his dodgy deals and shady schemes in Only Fools and Horses.

Enjoy a wine and food pairing dinner at Lanzerac Wine Estate this May

14:16 PM (2 Days ago) Events
Join Lanzerac Wine Estate winemaker, Wynand Lategan for an exclusive collaborative wine and food pairing dinner at The Demo Kitchen on Friday, 29 May, for an indulgent evening of superb Lanzerac Pinotage.

Exclusive online art auction to raise funds for Wits Art Museum

14:07 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
South African art lovers will get an unprecedented opportunity this month to snap up art works by the country’s most sought-after artists.

The Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are back again this May

14:02 PM (2 Days ago) Events
The sold out Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are back and they are taking it up a notch. What makes these different from previous years is that they’ll be themed. So, each Mystery Weekend will be suited around something uniquely Franschhoek.

Mission Impossible reinvented on Sony

14:01 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
On Saturay, 9 May at 20:00 on Sony, channel 127 on DStv, the cult 1960s spy series Mission Impossible is reinvented in this blockbusting action thriller.

Havas SA unveils a new chief strategy officer in Lou Boxall-Davies

13:53 PM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
Havas Village South Africa has appointed Lou Boxall-Davies as its new chief strategy officer. “For a strategist, with an insatiable curiosity about the world in which brands and people co-exist, working for Havas really ticks the boxes,” says Boxall-Davies.
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